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ICC sentenced Bosco Ntaganda to 30 years’ imprisonment for war crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Ntaganda is a former military chief of staff of the National Congress for the Defense of the People, an armed militia group operating in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Bosco Ntaganda during the delivery of the sentence in Courtroom 1 of the International Criminal Court on 7 November 2019. Photo Credit: ICC-CPI

On 7 November 2019, the International Criminal Court judges have sentenced Bosco Ntaganda to a total of 30 years of imprisonment. The court imposed a specific sentence for each of the crimes committed by Mr Ntaganda.

Ntaganda, 45, who is also known as “Terminator,” was found guilty in July for the acts committed when he was military operations chief of the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC) militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002-2003.

The Guardian noted that the sentenced warlord is responsible for mass murder, rape and abduction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been sent to prison for 30 years the longest sentence the International Criminal Court has ever given out.

 

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